Posts in category "Opinion"

What your reaction to the Kimye VOGUE cover says about you

What your reaction to the Kimye VOGUE cover says about you
Let’s talk about what everyone cannot shut up about: The controversial “Kimye” (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) VOGUE cover. Sarah Michelle Gellar tweeted that she wanted to cancel her subscription. Naomi Campbell almost had an aneurysm. Seth Rogen and James Franco parodied it. Everyone and their mother has an opinion about this cover. Everyone seems... Read more »

Advice to/from an emerging writer

Advice to/from an emerging writer
Yesterday I was interviewed as a “professional writer.” Which means I have successfully fooled people into believing I am either of those things. As part of the interview, I was asked “What advice do you have for an emerging writer?” And I rambled off some bullshit about networking and getting a Twitter. And I said... Read more »

You should be proud to call yourself an amateur

You should be proud to call yourself an amateur
Nothing makes my skin crawl more than when I hear fellow artists take each other down. They use words like “amateur” pejoratively to describe a colleague’s work, and they cop to trendy pedagogy. What’s ironic is, the person making the comment usually has the same (or even less) experience than the person they’re trying to attack,... Read more »
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A healthy attempt: part 3

A healthy attempt: part 3
  My health kick began as a solution to improving my life and happiness, but during my time on my own in Chicago, a new motivation came into play changing my realities on the fragility of our bodies forever. My father has always been a beef lover, especially when it comes to steak, burgers, and... Read more »

A healthy attempt: pt 2

A healthy attempt: pt 2
In part one of this essay, I introduced what I like to refer to my meat, bread, and cheese lifestyle. As a kid my mom cooked an array of meals, but those were the main revolving ingredients. My enjoyment for them continued as I had the chance to move out of my house and live... Read more »

A healthy attempt: part 1

A healthy attempt: part 1
Growing up I always felt lucky my parents were able to be home so we could have family dinners, even better when my mother cooked. Fast food was at least once a week; I considered Burger King a treat when I was a kid. Friday pizza nights became a tradition which has currently ceased. Surprisingly,... Read more »
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Why J.K Rowling Should Never Stop Writing (And You Shouldn't, Either)

I am someone who when she has an opinion, definitely has an opinion, but wants to hear yours too. This, incidentally, was one of many reasons I was a terrible high school debater: thinking broadly and openly, perhaps not always logically. So when I saw a Huffpost article titled “If J.K Rowling Cares About Writing,... Read more »

Live Lit is Great

Live Lit is Great
I recently finished a two night engagement at 2nd Story and I couldn’t be happier pretending that I am a rock star. Before I sat in the chair to read, I hung out in the green room (a curtained off dry goods storage area), after I read I talked to fans (people who came to... Read more »

Asher may be the most restrained teen ever in Asher's Fault

Asher may be the most restrained teen ever in Asher's Fault
One of the main things I hope for when jumping into a new story is that I am about to be taken on a new adventure, into a mind I will never have the chance to be in, asking myself questions that would not normally pop into my head. I want to feel something for... Read more »
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Woody Allen: separating the art from the artist

Woody Allen: separating the art from the artist
Yesterday I wrote about not judging the art of an artist based on their personal life in the context of the Woody Allen sexual abuse allegations, and many people reacted strongly for and against, and many more wondered why I piped in or why I chose to write about it when I so rarely post... Read more »